Iridaceae of southern Africa - Hardcover
The first complete taxonomic treatment for Iridaceae in southern Africa (including Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Eswatini) since the publication of J.G. Baker’s account in Flora capensis (1896).
This is the first complete taxonomic treatment for Iridaceae in southern Africa (including Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Eswatini) since the publication of J.G. Baker’s account in Flora capensis (1896).
It treats a total of 1 210 species in 36 genera, classified in the four subfamilies Aristeoideae (Aristea 46 spp.), Nivenioideae (Nivenia 11 spp., Klattia 3 spp. and Witsenia 1 sp.), Crocoideae tribe Tritoniopsideae (Tritoniopsis 23 spp.), tribe Watsonieae (Watsonia 53 spp., Pillansia 1 sp., Thereianthus 11 spp., Micranthus 7 spp., Codonorhiza 7 spp., Schizorhiza 1 sp., Lapeirousia 27 spp. and Afrosolen 11 spp.) and tribe Ixieae subtribes Gladiolinae (Gladiolus 169 spp.), Melasphaerulinae (Melasphaerula 1 sp.), Freesiinae (Xenoscapa 3 spp., Freesia 16 spp., Crocosmia 7 spp. and Devia 1 sp.), Hesperanthinae (Geissorhiza 104 spp. and Hesperantha 87 spp.), Tritoniinae (Babiana 93 spp., Chasmanthe 3 spp., Sparaxis 16 spp., Duthiastrum 1 sp., Dierama 37 spp., Tritonia 30 spp. and Ixia 100 spp.), subtribe Radinosiphoninae (Radinosiphon 2 spp.) and Crocinae (Romulea 84 spp., Afrocrocus 1 sp. and Syringodea. 7 spp.), and Iridoideae (Dietes 5 spp., Bobartia 17 spp., Ferraria 15 spp. and Moraea 209 spp.). A revised, phylogeny-based tribal and subtribal classification is presented here for Crocoideae, correlating with corm ontogeny and seed characteristics. Keys are provided to subfamilies, tribes and genera (and in the case of larger genera to subgenera or sections) as well as to species and infraspececific taxa. Each species is fully described with complete nomenclature, geographic range and a distribution map. Genera are illustrated with line drawings, and nearly half of the species are illustrated with colour photographs. Four new species are described, Bobartia vlokii Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, Geissorhiza adriaanii Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, Hesperantha mtamvunae Goldblatt & J.C.Manning and Romulea fuscomontana Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, and a number of names are synonymised.
Hardcover, 1168 pages
Authors: P. Goldblatt & J.C. Manning
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